Defying gravity since 1994

Everyone's welcome at Westway, whether you’re a first time or an experienced climber.

  • 350 climbing routes on 110 roped lines up to 13.5m
  • Bouldering walls with up to 100 boulder problems rotated every 4 weeks
  • Route changes every month
  • 4 auto-belay machines
  • Training rooms specialising in Systems Training and Endurance Training
  • Campus board, gymnastic rings, Lapis balls, quadruple stacked Beastmaker finger boards, pull-up bar and stretching mat
  • UK renowned coaching and junior programmes

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Casual Climbing

If you already know the ropes or have completed Level 1 of the Climbing Pathway then you can climb at Westway unsupervised as a Casual Climber.

You’ll need to register and complete a Climbing Competency Test by showing us that you can tie in and belay and put on a harness.

Registered Competent Climbers can supervise up to two people (juniors or adults) in the wall. Please note, those accompanying Competent Climbers cannot climb unsupervised or belay until they are Competent Climbers themselves.

New Climbers

If you're new to climbing you can book a Taster Session or complete Level 1 of the Climbing Pathway. Alternatively, you will need to be supervised by a Registered Competent Climber to climb.

Taster session

Never climbed before? Perfect. Come and try climbing and bouldering in a 90 minute Taster Session. We’ll provide instruction and the kit you need. You can even bring a friend (or two) and try climbing together in groups of up to 6.

Intro to Bouldering

New to bouldering or want to try it out? Learn the basics, get tips on technique and have a go in our 90-minute Intro to Bouldering session.

Find out more here

Climbing Pathway (Beginner, Experienced and Lead courses)

Thinking about getting into climbing, looking for a refresher or want to work on your technique and training? The Climbing Pathway offers sessions for climbers of all levels.

The Pathway includes:

  • Level 1 - Beginners Climbing Course
  • Level 2 - Movement and Balance
  • Level 3 - Techniques Masterclass (coming soon)
  • Level 4 - Strength & Conditioning (coming soon)
  • Optional - Lead Climbing Course

Find out more here.

Lead Climbing

As one of the best walls for lead climbing in London, we've got 50 lead lines from grade 4 right up to 8b+.

Our showpiece competition wall features a stunning overhang and is a great training tool for experience lead climbers with routes from 6b+ to 8b+, 

Our outdoor overhang wall is available to climb from May to October with routes from 6b+ to 7b.

A 30m rope is sufficient to climb all our lead walls. 

Skills Workshops for Climbing Outdoors

The workshops you wish you'd done before you started climbing outdoors, learn the skills you need to get yourself out of tricky situations.

Our coaches cover one of the following topics each week:

  • Prusik and Ascending - find out how to get out of sticky situations with essential prusik and ascending skills.
  • Advanced Abseiling - avoid the number one cause of climbing accidents by learning how to ascend and descend the rope safely.
  • Sport Re-Threading - learn how to thread the bolts at the top of a climb safely. 
  • Anchors - learn how to set up an equalised anchor system correctly for belaying or top roping. 

Sessions run from 7-9pm every Monday and there's a different workshop each week. Workshops have a 1:4 coach to student ratio.

Speak to a member of the climbing team for more information or contact

Ladies’ Climbing Morning

Ladies’ Climbing Morning runs every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and is a great way to get tailored coaching in a sociable setting.

After a group warm-up, you can talk about your personal climbing goals, get technical advice and find climbing partners. Plus get a free cup of tea or coffee!

You’ll need to be registered (or able to register) as a Competent Climber. This involves taking a short Climbing Competency Test.

Find out more about our Ladies’ Climbing Morning here

Club Night Social

Club Night is a great opportunity to hone your skills in a social and friendly environment. It’s guided by one of our experienced coaches who are there to answer your questions and help improve your technique.

Club Night is open to all abilities of climber. If you're a Registered Competent Climber or you've recently finished Level 1 of the Climbing Pathway you can put your new skills into practice under the watchful eye of a coach until you are confident enough to go it alone. Experienced climbers can come along with a partner or be paired up with someone of a similar level. Ages 14+.


Want to try a new sort of exercise? Looking to get fit in a different way? Try Bouldercise.

Train with a friendly group and it combines bouldering with the best in functional bodyweight circuits.

Your coach leads you through pulse raisers, the basics of climbing and movement then on to the climbing walls. We’ll discover the best methods to get you working hard and climbing better.  

Throughout the class we’ll continue with strength exercises and improving technique, problem solving and fitness.

No climbing shoes or previous climbing experience necessary.

Age 18+ for new climbers, age 14+ for competent climbers.

Outdoor Climbing Trips

Ready for your first climbing adventure in the Great Outdoors? We offer regular outdoor trips from May to September to some of the UK's legendary crags. These coach-led expeditions are open to all ages and abilities and are an exciting opportunity to learn skills for climbing on real rock!

Check back in May to find out more about our outdoor climbing trips. 

Private Coaching

Stuck on that hard route or want to work on your technique? Or maybe you’d like a one-on-one session to get some pointers? 

Our team of highly qualified and coaches, many of whom have experience coaching GB team members, are here to help. You can have an individual class or come as a group of up to four, adults and juniors welcome.

Our coaches offer:

  • Performance based training
  • Basic private lesson
  • Knot and belay refresher
  • Taster based sessions (up to 4 climbers)
  • NICAS catch up
Climbing Parties

Whether it's your birthday, hen or stag bash anyone from 5 and up can enjoy a climbing party at Westway!

Our climbing parties are 90 minutes long. Your fully-trained coach meets everyone at reception, gets you all kitted-up and gives you a basic safety brief. Then it’s off to the wall.

Your coach will get everyone warmed up and then get you climbing on the walls.

Find out more about our parties here

Route setting

We invite some of the best route setters in the country and aim to make 90 route changes and set 100 new bouldering problems each month.

Find out more about our route setting here.

Junior Climbing

Click here for information about our excellent junior programme.